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ptaflower May 8, 2009 12:24 PM

I'm looking for a bakery in the Baltimore area that makes beignets. Can anyone help me?

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    justaddwater RE: ptaflower May 8, 2009 03:21 PM

    You're looking in the wrong spot. A bakery would not have a beignet.

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      tommyskitchen RE: justaddwater May 8, 2009 05:49 PM

      Why not? Where else would you look for them? Maybe you can shed some light.....


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        justaddwater RE: tommyskitchen May 9, 2009 07:36 AM

        Beignets are deep fried and made to order. You'd find them either at a coffee shop or at a "Louisiana style" food place. I've never seen them at a bakery.

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          Doh RE: justaddwater May 9, 2009 08:03 PM

          Black Market Bistro in Garrett Park has them for Sunday brunch, and they are great (although admittedly I grew up about as far from N.O. as you can be).

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            Indy 67 RE: justaddwater May 12, 2009 03:36 PM

            Justaddwater is so right. The only good beignet is a warm beignet. We were in New Orleans over the weekend and ate these treats at the Mecca for beignets, Cafe du Monde. The portion is three to a serving. The last beignet didn't taste as good as the first beignet.

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        dcopeland RE: ptaflower May 12, 2009 09:35 AM

        I know a place in Adams Morgan that has them. Um, there's a restaurant I've never been to in Fells called "Louisiana" that might.

        1. discojing RE: ptaflower May 19, 2009 07:47 AM

          actually, i believe they will be selling them at Bayou Bakery (which opens in June). Unfortunately, they're in Arlington, but they're bound to be authentic since the chef working there is from LA.
          He also posts a recipe online:
          doesn't seem too terribly hard to make -- if you're not willing to schlep into Virginia and wait until June.

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            Sean D RE: ptaflower May 20, 2009 03:54 PM

            I'm not sure you would want to buy a beignet from a bakery. A beignet is in the same category as funnel cake. It needs to be fresh - just a minute or two out of the deep fryer - in order to be any good.

            I've been to local New Orleans-style sitdown restaurants that make beignets. They're also not very hard to make. (Essentially fried dough with some sugar sprinkled on them.)

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